The Overcomers - Rising Up and Giving Back
An Overcomer is anyone who escapes The Churn of poverty and homelessness and builds a better life. Solutions Academy has graduated hundreds of Overcomers who may be Solutions for Change employees or employed back into the community becoming productive citizens and giving back. We are immensely proud of them.
These featured graduates, who transformed their lives, are now working for Solutions and transforming others through personalized coaching, workforce training and motivation.
These Overcomers are servant leaders who build authentic relationships, inspire personal responsibility and influence by initiating change, modeling courage, and expecting accountability. They have experienced lives of trauma, abuse, substance use and pain. But they do not choose victimhood, they choose change and strength.
Beyond the innovative Solutions Academy and social enterprises, the graduates are what make our programming so unique. When new students enter Solutions Academy, they are greeted and supported by these Overcomers—people who have walked in their shoes and gone on to thrive.
Featured Overcomers and Their Stories
Before: Her addiction started at age 11. Stuck in theft, codependency, spiraling behavior. Lost her home, children and respect.
After: She gained respect and employment, got family reunification and a home. She’s sober, healthy and inspired.
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Before: Deep in addiction. She lost her home, slept in the car and dangerous, dark places with her kids and boyfriend.
After: She is sober and at peace with employment and stable housing for her children.
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“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me” said Viktor Frankl, a concentration camp survivor and Overcomer. His survival like our graduates demonstrates that through the power of love and support, we can survive the most difficult of situations.
Our residents do not always have control over events occurring in their lives, but when equipped with the appropriate tools they can control how they respond and thrive. Our Overcomers do not choose blame and victimhood but lives of change and empowerment and a path to lift others above their vulnerabilities and begin transforming as they have been transformed.
Serve to Solve Projects
Solutions in the Community provides transformative experiences that impact the community and its mindsets, while equipping homeless families to be Givers. Our Overcomers have a history of tackling some of the toughest issues and hitting them head on with determination, inspiration and philanthropy. Through Serve to Solve projects, our teams collaborate with community leaders to make a lasting impact. Read More about our most recent and future projects...